John Harman1932 ~ 2011John Harman, age 79, died of a probable pulmonary embolism on December 29, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah . He was born January 15, 1932 in N. Tazewell, Virginia to John and Martha Murray Harman. John married Nancy Jean Kirk in Tooele, Utah in 1955 and they had four children. Later divorced. John married Sydnie Ilene Barksdale in Elko, Nevada in 1981. John served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps in the Korean War. He was a member of Teamster's Local 222 and worked for Garrett, IML and other trucking companies before retiring from Roadway. John attended Pocahontas High School (Virginia) and the University of Utah. Always a hard worker, John completed a University of Phoenix business degree at age 58 and appraised residential real estate until age 75. John was an instrument-rated private pilot and ground school instructor. He was passionate about music of all genres, played guitar, performed with the Taylorsville Harmonica Band and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Utah Old Time Fiddlers. John loved people and many remember the way his eyes would "twinkle" when he was telling them one of his many stories. In the days before caller ID, family and friends knew John was on the other end of the phone when they heard "What's happening in your world?"John was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Margaret Murray Harman, brother Wayne Harman, sisters Shirley Harman, McCarroll (Norm) Howington; and, daughter Glendora "Glennie" Harmon. He is survived by his wife Syd; brothers Tom Harman, Henry (Vicki) Harmon, Edwin (Peggy) Ployhart; sisters Bonnie Potts, Myrtle VanTassel; children Tina Marie (Pete) Williams, Tammy Goodfellow, John (Patti) Harmon III and their mother Nancy Kirk; grandchildren and great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Almina Barksdale, brother-in-law Karl (Hilary) Barksdale, nieces, nephews and coffee-buddy, Cathie McBride. The family wishes to thank the VA Medical Center, Utah State Veterans Nursing Home and Bristol Hospice staffs for their professionalism and kindness. John donated his body to the University of Utah School of Medicine and will be interred in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. As an altruistic donor, he will also be remembered on the Celebration of Life Monument's Wall of Honor located on Library Square, Salt Lake City Utah. John avoided wearing a tie whenever possible; therefore, friends and neighbors are invited to share cake and memories with his family at a casual open-house on Friday, January 20, 2012, 6-8 p.m., Bernina Ward Building, 3045 W. Bernina Drive (5855 S. from 3200 West), Taylorsville, Utah.